An Obsession with Half-tracks
For years now I`ve been building and collecting US half-tracks .
I`ve always liked them, I think they take me back to my childhood and films from the 1950s/60s & 70s where M3 type half-tracks would be used in movies by both sides. Seeing German M3s chasing the LRDG across the desert "Sea of Sand" (1958) or Isreali M3 fighting Egyptian Shermans in the Sinai "Cast a Giant Shadow" (1966) or German armoured infantry riding beside Tigers in the Ardennes "Battle of the Bulge" (1966) had a great influence on my young mind.
The first unit I built when I got back into wargaming in my twenties was a US armoured recce unit with light tanks and half-tracks.
Now my collection is quite large at 36 vehicles
Tows or tracks with raised tilts (5)
Airfix + Matchbox
2 more Matchbox
Matchbox with an Airfix gun
Radio/command vehicles (3)